Thanks to all who made Christmas Parade possible

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The 2019 Christmas Parade is Saturday night at 6 pm in Downtown La Follette.  Thanks to all who made it possible.

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The chances to win are increasing at DT La Follette merchants

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Santa Clause "is" coming to town.  Early!  Get your list ready and stop by to see Santa on Friday between 5 pm and 7 pm at Common Ground.  La Follette’s Downtown Country Christmas starts this Friday.  There’ll be several sales offered by the downtown merchants.  Plus, there will be give-a-ways.  Businesses begin giving out tickets for chances to win prizes on Friday at 4 pm.

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LaFollette Kicks off Downtown Country Christmas

TOP PHOTO:  Vice Mayor Lonnie Hot Rod Wilson lit the Christmas Tree on Friday night.

Mark and Sherry Hoskins and grandson Cash Davis paid a visit to Santa.

By:  Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - LaFollette kicked off its first ever Downtown Country Christmas Friday night. The event included special holiday sales and gift giveaways at local merchants, along with a tree lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa and more.

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Smith Hardware's Christmas Party is Saturday; Santa will be there.

Santa Claus will be at Smith Hardware on Saturday to check in on Sherman, and while he's there, it's your chance to visit with Santa and let him know what you'd like for Christmas.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Sherman, Debra and the staff at Smith Hardware invite you to their Christmas Party on Saturday from 11 am until 2 pm in Downtown La Follette.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 12/06/2019-6AM)

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Lace to Pearls Christmas Open House is today; 10 am until 4 pm.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The store Lace to Pearls' slogan is "Just for Girls."  However, it's also for boys during December.

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WATCH the CCHS games Friday at Oak Ridge right here

OAK RIDGE, TN (WLAF) - Prudden Court is where the Campbell County Cougars and Lady Cougars play their next games.  These are District 3-AAA contests.

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Two CC Deputies graduate from the academy

L-R Sheriff Robbie Goins. Sergeant Josh Vann,  Deputy Justin Phillips, Deputy Brian Osborn, Chief Deputy Jeremy Goins, Captain Stony Love and Lieutenant Matt Wasson

GREENEVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Two Campbell County Sheriff's Deputies have just graduated from the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.

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Mail your letter to Santa in DT La Follette

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The Letters to Santa mailbox is now accepting your letters in Downtown La Follette next to Common Ground. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 12/06/2019-3PM)

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Shop with a Cop helps 300 local children

TOP PHOTO:  (Left to right) Kelly Andrews, Josh Bruce, Shannon Wilkes and Lauren Whitaker; all are with the Tennessee Department of Corrections. 

Aaron Johnson, Caryville Police Chief Brian Keeton, Santa Claus and Brandon Cairns helping with the 22nd  annual Shop with a Cop. 

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Santa drove a police cruiser this year at the Shop with a Cop event which is helping 300 kids have a merrier Christmas.

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Green was celebrated Thursday night

TOP PHOTO:  A large crowd gathered Thursday night in the gym at the La Follette Church of God to honor Nancy Green, the 2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal.

Prior to the start of Thursday night's ceremony, Nancy Green made it to every table to thank all those who attended.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Without fail, every year an outstanding citizen is chosen as the Grand Marshal of the Campbell County Christmas Parade.  This year is no exception.  Nancy Green is the 2019 honoree.

Thursday night at the La Follette Church of God, Green was honored with a reception and program.

You can read Charlotte Underwood's story on Green HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 12/06/2019-6AM)

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Scout Troop 310 brightens the holidays

TOP PHOTO:  Santa distributed gifts to all of the children who came to the party.

Scout Stuart Thacker, Scout Emery Holladay, Santa and Chris Thacker, troop leader, made sure the children with Camelot had a busy evening on Wednesday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Wednesday evening Santa paid a special visit to the children in the Camelot Foster Care program.

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Former Cougar Card's 4th annual bass open is Saturday

Bassmaster Elite Series pros Brandon Card (second from left) and Chad Pipkens will co-host the Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open Dec. 7 on Norris Lake. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BASSMASTER)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF)  — The fourth annual Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open, hosted by Bassmaster Elite Series angler Brandon Card, will take place Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lonas Young Park on Norris Lake. This unique event features both a college and high school tournament, with each division competing at the same time for separate trophies, payouts and prizes.

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Neighbors end up in altercation

JELLICO, TN. (WLAF) - On Dec. 1, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Marcum responded to a call on East Campers Circle, Jellico, about a possible assault.

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Christmas Parade weekend officially begins tonight

Shirley Fox Rogers was the 2018 Grand Marshal for the Christmas Parade.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Christmas Parade weekend festivities officially begin tonight.

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